Friday, October 25, 2013

A Word from Your National Leadership Board

With the advent of fall in many parts of the country, so starts a new chapter for the National Leadership Board as we welcomed our incoming President, Jill Devrick, to her term of office, which began September 1, 2013. Joining the Board this year are the following newly-elected individuals:

Bonnie Monico, CHDS, AHDI-F, Treasurer and District 2 Director
Diane Warth, CMT, AHDI-F, RHIT, CPC, Secretary and District 4 Director
Rebecca McSwain, PhD, CHDS, At-Large Director
Lisa Woodley, RHIT, CMT, District 1 Director
Sheryl Williams, CMT, AHDI-F, District 3 Director
Christine Peterson, CHDS, AHDI-F, RHIT, District 5 Director
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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Call for Presentations: Healthcare Documentation Integrity Conference

AHDI's 2014 Healthcare Documentation Integrity Conference will be held in Las Vegas at The M Resort, July 23—26. We invite dynamic industry experts, educators, practitioners, and authors to submit a proposal to speak at the conference. More information is available online. The deadline is January 15, 2014.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

President’s Address—Industry Insight

Last month I attended the AHIMA Health Information Integrity Summit in Alexandria, Virginia, as part of National Health Information Technology Week. Attendees were primarily health information management professionals from around the country with an interest in the integrity of patient records and data. Just to give you an idea of the subjects being discussed, I plugged my notes into a word cloud generator and came up with the graphic shown. As you can see, the focus was mainly on data and information governance, but there were several other phrases that seemed to come up often, so I will highlight those for you. Read more.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Featured Member Benefit: Online CECs and Publications Archive

There's a wealth of information and online continuing education credits (CECs) included with your AHDI Individual Professional membership. Here's a helpful tip: 1) Login to the website and visit the comprehensive list of free online CECs based on reading articles and taking a quiz. Pick the article you would like to read and, 2) visit the publications archive to find the issue of Plexus or Health Data Matrix to download the issue with the article. After reading the article, go back to take the quiz and print a copy of the final results for your records.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

AHDI Now Pinning on Pinterest

AHDI just joined Pinterest and we started pinning about research studies, patient safety, credentialing, and more. What is Pinterest? According to its site, “Pinterest is a tool for collecting and organizing things you love.” So check out our boards and follow us to see what treasures we continue to find online.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Visit AHDI at the 2013 AHIMA Convention, Booth 1253

If you're heading to Atlanta for the 2013 AHIMA Convention, stop by the AHDI booth to meet Linda Brady, AHDI CEO. You can find us at booth #1253. We hope to see you there!

Friday, October 18, 2013

New RHDS and CHDS Logos Unveiled

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AHDI’s rebranding of the credentialing exams is well underway. We’re delighted to present the new logos for the Registered and Certified Healthcare Documentation Specialist credentials, developed by the Credentialing Commission for Healthcare Documentation (CCHD) and designed by Commission Chair Lea Sims, CMT, AHDI-F.

The logos feature a tree to represent a person’s commitment to professional growth and learning. They offer a visual “seal of approval” to reinforce the important role healthcare documentation specialists serve in as a member of the healthcare team. The wording at the top of each logo supports the professionals certified level 1 or level 2 knowledge in health information integrity.

►   Click to read more about the rebranding of AHDI’s credentialing exams.

►  Learn about how you can bridge your CMT to the CHDS or RMT to the RHDS through recertification.

NEW CHDSs: We would like to congratulate the following CMTs who recently took the beta CHDS Bridge Course and were the first to earn the new CHDS credential!

Jennifer Della'Zanna, CHDS, CPC, CGSC
Audrey Kirchner, CHDS
Rebecca McSwain, PhD, CHDS
Bonnie Monico, CHDS, AHDI-F
Christine Peterson, RHIT, CHDS, AHDI-F

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

New Medicolegal CECs Available!

The Medicolegal CEC Bundle has been updated to include two new informational articles on the changes related to the HIPAA Final Rule and social media in health care, along with two coordinating quizzes and a puzzle. This bundle is worth 3 Medicolegal CECs, all in one place.

Purchase the ML CEC Bundle today!